Drew Robb

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Taking the roadblocks out of HPC with NVMe

By Drew Robb | October 29, 2015

Non Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) technology is starting to hit the market. It provides a brand new data transport protocol to replace aging protocols developed in the ‘90s, which bottlenecked processors by queuing traffic. NVMe increases the speed of data transfer and unlocks these bottlenecks, leading to an increase of about four orders of magnitude in queuing capability. 

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Three Biggest Business Drivers for Hadoop in 2015

By Drew Robb | February 28, 2015

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the creation of Hadoop. Over that decade, the open-source software platform has grown into the de facto standard of the big data marketplace. Part of this is due to the overall growth in spending on analytics, which research firm IDC recently said would reach $125 billion this year. But it also is due to the advantages that open-source Hadoop has over proprietary systems.

In December 2014, the online technology community Wikibon issued a report by lead big data analyst Jeff Kelly titled Hadoop-NoSQL Software and Services Market Forecast, 2013-2017. He highlights three problems with traditional database management systems:

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